Current White Papers

For copies of the following white papers, please click on the paper title below, then click on the white paper title within the text box. Please note that there are more than 10 papers, so be sure to change the Display number in the box below.

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1 How to Patent a Product Newbury Electronics Ltd.
2 How to CE Mark Your Product Newbury Electronics Ltd.
3 23 Common DRP & MRP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them e2b teknologies
4 SMT Under Stencil Wiper Rolls Swiftmode Malaysia (Penang) Sdn. Bhd.
5 PCB Mounting Guidelines for Surface Mount Packages Amtel Corporation
6 Water Vapor Principles Gordon Davy, Ph.D.
7 Water Vapor Principles Gordon Davy, Ph.D.
8 Application Guidelines on IR Reflow of Surface Mount Solid Tantalum Capacitors Steve Warden & John Gill
9 Sequential Lamination Stanley L. Bentley
10 Copper Foil Weight vs. Thickness Stanley L. Bentley
11 Package on Package (PoP) Stacking and Board Level Reliability, Results of Joint Industry Study Moody Dreiza, Lee Smith, Gene Dunn, Niranjan Vijayaragavan, and Jeremy Werner
12 Joint Project for Mechanical Qualification of Next Generation High Density Package-on-Package (PoP) with Through Mold Via Technology Moody Dreiza, Jin Seong Kim, Lee Smith, Didier Campos, Eric Saugier, and Pauli Jarvinen
13 Assembly and Reliability Assessment of Fine Pitch TMV Package on Package Components Heather McCormick, Lee Smith, Jimmy Chow, Ahmer Syed, Corey Reichman, and CJ Berry
14 Summary of the Final SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals IPC
15 Assembly and Rework of Lead Free Package on Package Technology Raymond G. Clark and Joseph D. Poole
16 Package on Package (PoP) Stacking and Board Level Reliability, Results of Joint Industry Study Moody Dreiza, Lee Smith, Gene Dunn, Niranjan Vijayaragavan and Jeremy Werner
17 Assembly and Rework of Lead Free Package on Package Technology Raymond G. Clark and Joseph D. Poole
18 Printing and Assembly Challenges for Quad Flat No-Lead Packages Dr. William Coleman
19 Two Worlds Converging: Chipshooting and Flip-chip Bonding Eric Klaver and Patrick Huberts
20 New Product Introduction Siplace
21 Decision Factors of China's Engineers SupplyFrame and EEFocus
22 SMT Placement for ICs, Connectors and Odd-Shaped Components Gerry Padnos
23 Reliability that Sticks: Thermal Adhesive Films Art Ackerman and Jason Brandi
24 Solder Materials Science Gets Small as Miniaturization Challenges Old Rules Neil Poole, Ph.D. and Brian Toleno, Ph.D.
25 Recovering Lost Profits by Improving Reverse Logistics Curtis Greve and Jerry Davis
26 Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace James Anderson
27 What Is Really Inside Your AOI? Jean-Marc Peallat, Russ Warncke, Russell Claybrook, Marc Brun
28 TI’s Journey to High-Volume Copper Wire Bonding Production Texas Instruments
29 Providing The Proper Technical Workbench For Electronic Assembly & Inspection Jim Norton
30 Electronics Manufacturing in Russia Ivan Pokrovsky
31 Flip-Chip Package Substrate Solder Issue Abhay Maheshwari and Austin Lesea
32 The Value of PCB Manufacturing Quality During Prototype: You Get More Than You Pay For Nolan Johnson
33 RapidView Inspection Dave Hemmelgarn
34 Amkor Converting to Pin-Gate Molding Process to Meet Industry Low Cost Demand Amkor
35 Implementing 5S Workplace Organization Methodology Programs in Manufacturing Facilities Lista International
36 FPGA-Controlled Test (FCT): What It Is and Why It Is Needed Al Couch
37 Cracking the 'WIP Effect' for Maximum Material Performance Michael Ford and Bruce Isbell
38 SMT Data Preparation, Load Balancing, and Schedule Performance Bruce Isbell
39 RoHS Directive 2011 European Commission
40 Executives’ Perspectives on Manufacturing Near-Shoring Russell Dillon
41 New Trends in Counterfeit Components Integra Technologies
42 CyberSpace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure US Government
43 The Low Mass Solution to 0402 Tombstoning Eric Reno
44 Metrics, Chaos, and Relationships in Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing Matt Chanoff
45 Contract Electronic Manufacturers with Staying Power Pamela J. Gordon
46 EMS and ODM Vital Roles in Customers’ Sustainability Roadmaps Pamela J. Gordon
47 Comparisons of e-Stewards and R2: Insights on Business and Environmental Benefits Pamela Gordon
48 IEEE P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG) Taps Into Embedded Instrumentation Asset Intertech
49 Leveraging FPGA in PCB System Designs Mentor Graphics
50 Power Integrity in Systems Design: Part 1 Mentor Graphics
51 The Universal PCB Design Grid System Tom Hauscherr
52 Building and Maintaining CAD Libraries Mentor Graphics
53 13 Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Manufacture Jeff Cosman
54 Parts Collaboration within The Sunstone ECOsystem Keith Ackermann and Nolan Johnson
55 Tackling SMT Enemy Number One: Raising the Standard of Solder Paste Application Mydata Automation
56 RoHS Compliant vs. RoHS Compatible New Age Technologies
57 Design for Manufacturing (DFM): Verifying Component Selection New Age Technologies
58 EMS Provider Selection Ed Evangelista
59 Failure Mechanisms in High Voltage Printed Circuit Boards DfR Solutions
60 Repair Solution for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death" Hardware Failure Manncorp
61 Via In Pad Guidelines Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits
62 Global Impact of the Accelerating Cost Increase of Metals on the Assembly Electronics Industry IPC Solder Products Value Council
63 Selecting an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Partner for Military/Government Applications Ed Evangelista
64 The Effect of Filling Via-In-Pad Chrys Shea et al


Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.



Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.





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